Dan Pratt Quartet
Originally from Saratoga, CA, Brooklyn based tenor saxophonist and composer Dan Pratt
is a graduate of Berklee College, and the Thelonious Monk Institute,
where he studied with Herbie Hancock, Bob Brookmeyer, George
Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner, and Joe Lovano.
Dan’s sideman credits include Jimmy Smith, the Village
Vanguard Orchestra, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade, in venues such
as Birdland, the
Great American Music Hall, and The White House in Washington, DC.
He has released three cds as a leader, "Toe the Line" and
"Springloaded" by the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet (with Mark Ferber, Alan Ferber, and Jared Gold), and "The Arrival",
co-led with trumpeter Erik Jekabson.
He has written music for sextet, nonet, and an adventurous new suite for tenor sax, harp, and string quartet.
His most anticipated project, though, is a quartet recording of all new compositions featuring Christian McBride on bass and
Gregory Hutchinson on drums, to be released in 2014.
Dan appeared here previously with the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet, and the Dan Pratt Quartet.
"The complete package…one of the most tremendous new saxophonists around today." -- Christian McBride
Pianist Nick Lamb
is a sophomore at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Nick
has performed in 7 countries at many of the world’s major
Jazz Festivals including Montreux, North Sea, Monterey, and Umbria. He
has won a total of 9 Downbeat Magazine awards including Best Original
Composition (2012), and Best High School Combo (2011 and 2012).
Nick is an alumnus of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next
Generation Jazz Orchestra (2012), and has studied with Fred Hersch,
Martin Bejerano, Peter Horvath, Susan Muscarella, and Taylor Eigsti.
A native of Berkeley, California, bassist Noah Garabedian
holds a BA in Ethnomusicology from UCLA, and a Master's in Music
Performance from NYU. In 2006 he was awarded a John Coltrane National
Scholarship, and in 2007 was a finalist for the Thelonious Monk
As a sideman, Mr. Garabedian has worked with Ravi Coltrane, Josh
Roseman, Ralph Alessi, Andrew D'Angelo, Myron Walden, Ben Perowsky,
Julian Pollack, The Amigos Band, as well as his own sextet Big Butter
And The Egg Men.
In March of 2014, Mr. Garabedian will be representing the US State
Department on a seven-week tour of Southeast Asia with The Amigos Band,
where they will be performing and teaching in several countries.
Drummer Evan Hughes was born and raised in Berkeley, California,
and was part of the prestigious Berkeley High School Jazz program.
He participated in both the San Francisco Jazz Festival’s High
School All-Star Big Band, and the Monterey Jazz
Festival’s Next Generation Orchestra.
At NYU, he studied with Joe Lovano, John Scofield, George Garzone,
Brian Lynch, Ralph Alessi, Tony
Moreno, Billy Drummond, and Dafnis Prieto.
He has participated in tours
of Europe, Japan, Abu Dhabi and Costa Rica, and played at prestigious New York City jazz clubs such as The Blue Note, The Jazz
Standard, Smalls, and The Jazz Gallery.
Since graduating NYU, Evan has worked closely with multi-grammy winning
producer and composer Don Sickler, and continues to tour with longtime
musical partner Julian Waterfall Pollack.